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A Case for Multi-age Grouping

A Case for Multi-age Grouping

This article was originally published in Tomorrow’s Child magazine. Montessori identified multi-age grouping as a key variable in perpetuating a positive environment for individual and collaborative learning and social development. During the past year, in my observations at the lab school at Xavier University, I have enjoyed focusing on what an integral part this aspect […]

Classroom Management in a Nutshell

Classroom Management in a Nutshell

Here is a brief refresher on classroom management. Remember to use Humor and Drama. No “sh”ushing the children!!! Sing a quiet song, ring the bell to “practice” quiet, hold ten fingers up and ask for silence until each finger is down- so you can “remember” what quiet sounds like, have a child walk around with […]

Montessori: The Science — Part 3: Movement Matters

Montessori: The Science — Part 3: Movement Matters

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: — The Science  Part 4: The Positive Impact of Choice

Montessori: — The Science Part 4: The Positive Impact of Choice

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 5: Interest Enhances Learning

Montessori: The Science — Part 5: Interest Enhances Learning

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 6: Avoid Extrinsic Rewards

Montessori: The Science — Part 6: Avoid Extrinsic Rewards

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 7: Social Education is Effective

Montessori: The Science — Part 7: Social Education is Effective

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 8: Meaningful Contexts Assist Learning

Montessori: The Science — Part 8: Meaningful Contexts Assist Learning

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 9: Positive Adult Interaction

Montessori: The Science — Part 9: Positive Adult Interaction

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 10: Order in the Environment and Mind

Montessori: The Science — Part 10: Order in the Environment and Mind

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...